The Slot Machine Called Government Health
Not long ago, we paid a visit to one of the casinos across the river. I wanted to tell you about our misadventures, but upon picking up the morning paper in the restaurant, I saw that our president is pushing hard on the Health Bill.
Now, I know there are thousands upon millions who voted for him. That’s their privilege. This is America where we are free to choose or do anything we wish as long as it does not harm someone else. Right?
Well, for your information, some of those decisions are coming to a screeching halt unless this country wakes up and takes action.
The president’s health bill is 1018 pages long. He admits he hasn’t read it, and since none of our exalted congressional leaders bothered to read the stimulus bill before passing it, then we’ve got rocks in our heads if we expect them to read this one. The Democrats will vote for it because it is a Democrat bill. The Republicans will vote against it for that very same reason.
The fact there are millions of us out here affected by the results means very little to those one hundred Senators and 435 Congressman. They’re playing a stupid ‘me-first’ game with you and your children’s lives.
How does it feel, those of your who voted for Obama because he would bring about change, to know your life is going to be irrevocably changed to a culture contrary to the precepts of America. And you won’t be able to do anything about it?
Don’t believe me.
You better, for on on page sixteen of the health bill is this statement. “Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer (your insurance company) offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day of the year the legislation becomes law.”
According to Investors Business Daily, July 15, 2009, this means after the federal health legislation is passed, you can keep private coverage, with exceptions. Those who currently have private individual coverage won’t be able to change it. Nor will those who leave a company to work for themselves be free to buy individual plans from private carriers. Both must buy from the government.
If you’re happy with your current coverage, you keep it. If it ever changes, premium, coverage, etc., you’re sunk. You can’t take the new coverage. You’ve got to buy from the government.
Now, here’s the next step in this imbecilic change. The government plan will be 30-40% cheaper. Private insurance companies will lose customers and eventually fold, throwing all of us into the government plan.
That’s right. Your insurance company goes out of business, you go to government health—no choice. Read that once again, NO CHOICE! Current college kids as well as your progeny for generations to come will be forced to sign up for government health.
If Americans will take off their blinders and watch and listen, they’ll realize this administration will say whatever needs to be said to accomplish its goal despite any contradictions to previous explanations.
By the way, you do know you’ll be paying for this health care by an increase in taxes, don’t you? Already, there is talk of hitting the very rich with 51/4 percent surtax. Sure, many will say, they can afford it. That isn’t the point. What happens when Obama and his band of misguided idealists discover the surtax isn’t enough?
Listen to the administration and they’ll tell you everything is going to cost more. That’s the one thing they haven’t lied about. But, the catch is, they don’t know how much more just like they said unemployment would not go above 8%. It’s over 10% now, and in areas with high welfare, it’s over 12%.
Look out your window. Things keep going like they are, three generations from now, what you see out there will be a third-world country.